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Articles related to placebo

The Bitter Pill: Evidence for Acupuncture: What Do Scientific Studies Show?
Advocates of acupuncture claim that it has been proven effective by scientific studies. Critics claim that it is only a placebo. They can’t both be right.
The Bitter Pill: The Ultimate Placebo
The placebo effect is usually invoked with pharmaceutical treatments, but why not surgery?
Naked Skeptic: A Placebo Can Relieve a Skeptic’s Pain
Even when we are aware of it, a placebo can still produce a real effect.
Naked Skeptic: Are All Placebos Equal?
Is the placebo effect the same whether you receive it as a pill, a needle or an ointment?